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Microsoft's new Windows 10 Mobile flagship leaks

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Lumia 950

Images of Microsoft's first flagship Windows 10 Mobile have leaked onto the internet.

Windows 10 is rolling out now to PCs, laptops, and hybrid devices the world over, but Microsoft's latest attempt to crack the mobile market is slightly behind schedule.

Reports suggest we'll see Windows 10 Mobile some time in November, and now we have an idea of what the first Windows 10 smartphone will look like.

The above photo was posted on the WPXAP forums (via Windows Central). It shows what appears to be a prototype of the Microsoft Lumia 950, which is widely held to be a new flagship smartphone in development at Microsoft's internal smartphone manufacturing arm.

As you can see, there's a look to the Lumia 950 that tallies with previous Lumia devices. It's certainly got that Nokia look to it, so Microsoft clearly isn't planning on hitting us with a bold new style a la Samsung with the Galaxy S6.

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Of course, another snap posted by the same user shows the back of the not-so-mysterious device, and it become apparent that it's been encased in a form-disguising shell.

Still another picture from this source shows evidence that the Lumia 950 range will indeed employ the USB-C standard for charging and connectivity.

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The Lumia 950 is rumoured to be a high-end 5.2-inch QHD smartphone running on Windows 10, while it's also claimed that Microsoft will launch a 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL model.

Both should come with 20-megapixel PureView cameras and triple-LED flashes, which you can see in the second image, indicating that the Nokia legacy is still in effect at Microsoft.

Dead Words

August 5, 2015, 2:50 pm

I was hoping you guys would report this! I tried to tip you yesterday.
I'm really excited for this phone (and its big brother).
Just wondering, how come the tri-flash indicates remnants of the Nokia legacy? I mean, it's not like Nokia was the only camera-centric manufacturer.
It is likely that this phone will follow Nokia designs, as it came from old Nokia designs. However, next year we should see Microsoft-original designs in smartphones.

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